Black Poetry : Oletta (Mature)

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  1. Heartstarter

    Heartstarter Member MEMBER

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    She is always Oletta,
    ejected misconception
    of a white trash traveling man,
    trading bibles and b*stards
    at another highway diner
    some thirty-odd ago and
    now she works the same table
    where mama bought
    a good book and a good time;
    serving eggs, pouring joe
    for the good ol' boys who snigger
    behind stained cups,
    they snicker hey bright n*gger;
    high-yeller piece
    with a white gal's face.
    Their eyes finger her wet-suede skin,
    curl themselves in umber coils
    springing from her head;
    her shoulders itch
    as they watch the rounds

    but she is still Oletta,
    goes home nights,
    room 12 at Queen's motel;
    she signs the slips in pencil,
    pays rent by the week because
    things change, don't they;
    maybe she'll pack it up,
    move to London or Paris
    where skin like wet suede
    buys you benedict and latte
    served on silver trays,
    houseboys in black-tie
    draw baths laced with Vouvray
    and now the tub is full;
    good ol' thoughts float,
    shed layers below her breasts.
    She thinks of traveling men,
    sees faces without features
    beneath her lids and wonders
    where the names went; what happened
    to the traces left behind?

    She listens to a TV preacher
    saving souls through the walls,
    glory halleleujah, the refills
    aren't really free. Time leaves
    footprints in rings, dead trails
    growing cold with the water
    and she remembers
    she is always Oletta.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very nicely done flow on
     
  3. angelicsage

    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Brother...

    this was a deep journey...

    felt every moment of it,
    the profundity to the imagery
    and message...

    Excellent Scribe! :spinstar: